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Sheep, Goats and Small Ruminants

Goats in a meadow
National Goat Handbook  ( PDF | 964 KB )

University of Maryland.

Contains articles on a variety of goat topics with material contributed from collections at the National Agricultural Library.

Penn State. College of Agricultural Sciences. Cooperative Extension.

Provides some historical plans and ideas for goat housing and equipment for a small herd of goats.

University of Maryland Cooperative Extension. Western Maryland Research and Education Center.

Provides information for sheep and goat producers and anyone else interested in sheep and goat production. There are original documents, presentations, webinars, social media sites, images, and a comprehensive list of links.

University of Illinois. Department of Animal Sciences.

Provides access to numerous online publications (under the Papers button), an Events Calendar, links to resources and organizations, and an Ask the Expert function.

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

The mission of the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station is to develop integrated methods for increasing production efficiency of sheep and to simultaneously improve the sustainability of rangeland ecosystems.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Market analysis and research on the sheep industry in the United States. Includes recommended readings and a monthly newsletter.

Oklahoma State University. Department of Animal Science.

Information about and images of breeds of sheep from all over the world.

Cornell University.

Information on marketing sheep and goat products with emphasis producers and specialty markets in the Northeastern states. In addition to directories and a calendar, the site includes education materials and a comprehensive list of weblinks.

Cornell University.

Provides information about sheep, wool, sheep milk, production, and marketing in the northeastern United States.

AgMRC. Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

Livestock enterprise and marketing information about the production of dairy goats, meat goats and goats raised for fiber.